Research & Development

RTI provides independent, objective scientifically rigorous research, development, and evaluation for the forensic science community and related sectors. Our work encompasses world-class experts and facilities in forensic toxicology, including unique capabilities in analytical methods, new testing matrices, and proficiency testing. Our programs have expanded to include pattern evidence, DNA, medicolegal death investigation, policy and overarching issues such as human factors and statistical interpretation. RTI’s program is grounded in the needs of forensic science organizations and the ways that research can impact practice.


Current R&D Efforts

Testing the Accuracy and Reliability of Palmar Friction Ridge Comparisons: A Black Box Study